B.S., Civil Engineering, University of California, Davis 1998
M.S., Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign 2001
CA, Structural Engineer, License No. 5087
CA, Civil Engineer, License No. 65063
Why did you go into structural engineering?
I figured out at UC Davis that I wanted to be an engineer and not a chemist rather quickly. I then tried to transfer to the College of Engineering. As part of the application to transfer, I had to pick an engineering field as my specialty. Because it was an impacted department, the only time the University would let me enter civil engineering was when I transferred into the College. I loved architecture and buildings so I said “why not” and applied to be a civil engineer. I then took statics and from that point on, I knew I had found my calling in structures.
Little Known Fact
My longest walk to date is almost 250 miles long. If you have never taken a walk in the woods on the John Muir Trail, do it. it is an experience that will change your life.
Question of the Day
What’s your favorite way to get to work?
Train and then walking to the office. Who said you need a car in Los Angeles?